Kew modular courses are fee-paid programmes ideal for horticulturists looking to undertake professional training in some of Kew’s unique plant collections. Available in three month blocks, open to horticulturists anywhere in the world* who would like to come to Kew to undertake some continued professional development (CPD).
Each of the modules is available at a specific time of the year, when practical activities are at their most extensive.
The individual modules are:
Kew Modular Certificate in glasshouse display practices – Palm House
Kew Modular Certificate in glasshouse display practices – Princess of Wales Conservatory
Kew Modular Certificate in Tender/Tropical Nursery Practices
Conditions for entry
Please read and understand the following conditions carefully. Any offer is on the understanding that the applicant accepts the following conditions:
(a) RBG Kew reserves the right to vary the programme if circumstances arise which make this necessary.
(b) RBG Kew reserves the right to terminate the Kew Modular Certificate at any time should there be any misconduct or inability to carry out tasks
(c) The Modular Certificates are primarily practical in nature – no formal lectures take place.
(d) Uniform and PPE will be provided on starting the module (this should be returned at the end on the module). We encourage successful applicants to wear the uniform of their organisation, if appropriate.
(e) Applicants should be able to speak and write fluently in English.
(f) Fees are required to be paid prior to the commencement of the module. Fees are non-refundable once the module starts.
Candidates must have at least 6 months of practical experience in a professional horticultural environment and be able to communicate in both written and spoken English.
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